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Professional Development

Professional Activities and Recognitions since January 2016

Last Updated August 2017

Faculty and Staff

Activities/Recognitions and Locations

Date

Adams, Jessica

USA Field Hockey Clinic (Ft. Worth)

April 2016

Arnold, Courtney

Nike Championship Basketball Clinic (Las Vegas)

Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Clinic (San Antonio)

April 2016

May 2017

Ashby, Garmon

American Guild of Organists National Convention (Houston)

The Business of Music (Boston)

June 2016

June 2016

Balch, Ray

National Council for Social Studies Conference (Washington, DC)

AP U.S. History Exam Reader for the College Board (Louisville)

AP Institute: AP Comparative Government for New Teachers (Houston)

Dec. 2016

June 2017

July 2017

Berckley, Jay

Presenter at Symposium for Integration of Dance, Spirituality, Social Justice, and Missions (Houston)

Doctoral Program at University of Houston

Feb. 2016

Ongoing

Binder, Dan

“Seven Religions of the East” (Houston)

Sept. 2016

Blackburn, Kalee

Genetics and Genomics Course, American Museum of Natural History (online)

Oct. 2016

Bradshaw, Alan

Neuroscience and Classroom Engagement Workshop (Santa Barbara)

July 2016

Brock, Deborah

VASE State Juror

Board Member of City Artworks (Houston)

Modifying Clay Bodies and Deconstructing Ceramic Surfaces Workshop (Snowmass)

March 2016

Spring 2016

July 2016

Brock, George

Acting Master Class with Kevin Spacey (Webinar)

Study Grant Recipient: Shakespeare and Early American Theater (Washington, DC)

Feb. 2016

July 2016

Burgess, Kristina

Broadway Dance Center classes (New York)

July 2016

Cantrell, Jenny

Landmark College Summer Institute on Learning (Putney, Vermont)

June 2016

Chastain, Evan

Graduate Study at Arizona State University

Ongoing

Colello, John

CASE/NAIS Conference (New York)

Jan. 2016

Davidson, Alice

National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (Webinars)

Global Perspectives Workshop (Houston)

Summer Institute on Korea’s Journey into the 21st Century (Boulder)

Global Perspectives Workshop: East Asia (Houston)

Global Perspectives Workshop: Education Systems Around the World (Houston)

Global Perspectives Workshop: Art and Politics (Houston)

University of Texas Summer Seminar Hemispheres Program (Austin)

Study Grant Recipient: South Korea – Past and Present

Spring 2016

April 2016

July 2016

Oct. 2016

Dec. 2016

Mar. 2017

June 2017

July 2017

Davis, Krystal

NAIS People of Color Conference (Atlanta)

Study Grant Recipient: Discovering the Inca Trail – Peru and Bolivia

Dec. 2016

July 2017

Donnelly, Mike

US Lacrosse National Convention (Baltimore)

Lacrosse Fall Classics (Sparks, MD)

Jan. 2016

Oct. 2016

Drexel, John

Biologos Conference (Houston)

March 2017

Duncan, Alan

AP Computer Science Exam Reader for the College Board

June 2017

Edmonds, Shelly

USA Field Hockey Clinic (Ft. Worth)

AP Institute: World History for New Teachers (Houston)

Field Hockey Ultimate Performance Conference (Atlantic City)

April 2016

July 2016

Feb. 2017

Foster, Karen

International Society for Technology in Education Conference (San Antonio)

June 2017

Fox, Matt

American Baseball Coaches Association Convention (Nashville)

TCU Baseball Training (Ft. Worth)

American Baseball Coaches Association Convention (Anaheim)

Jan. 2016

Oct. 2016

Jan. 2017

Framel, David

Presenter at Columbia Scholastic Press Conference (New York)

Presenter at Columbia Scholastic Press Conference (New York)

March 2016

March 2017

Goldberg, Courtney

TASC Student Council Advisor of the Year for District 13

Finalist for TASC State Advisor of the Year

Texas Association of Student Councils Conference (San Marcos)

Feb. 2016

Feb. 2016

Sept. 2016

Guthrie, Toshla

Study Grant Recipient: From Berlin to Budapest – The Role of Eastern Europe in World History

June 2016

Hawkins, Katherine

AP Institute: Pre-AP Math for New Teachers (Houston)

July 2016

Heinemann, Baron

Houston Dynamo Coaches’ Clinic

AP Calculus Exam Reader for the College Board

March 2016

June 2017

Holden, Beth

Seminary Summer Course (Virginia)

Biologos Conference (Houston)

Study Grant Recipient: The Biblical Route of the Exodus

June 2016

March 2017

June 2017

Houle, Hillary

Houston Writers Guild Conference (Houston)

April 2017

Hunt, Michael

University of Houston Area Calculus Teachers Workshop (Houston)

AP Calculus Exam Reader for the College Board

Jan. 2016

June 2017

Irven, Krystal

Texas Library Association Conference (Houston)

Association of Independent School Librarians Conference (New Orleans)

April 2016

March 2017

Jones, Mikel

Anja Greer Conference on Mathematics and Technology (Exeter, NH)

AP Institute: AP Calculus BC for New Teachers (Houston)

June 2016

August 2017

Jones, Wayne

NAIS Leadership Conference (Washington, DC)

SEED Project Training (Seattle)

Aug. 2016

July 2017

Kamal, Amira

NAIS People of Color Conference (Atlanta)

Advanced Spanish Course at Rice University (Houston)

Dec. 2016

April 2017

Kemble, Kary

University of Texas Spring Football Clinic (Austin)

April 2016

Kochenburger, Phil

NAES Conference (New Orleans)

Biologos Conference (Houston)

Nov. 2016

March 2017

Lee, Melinda

ISAS Administrative Assistants’ Retreat (Austin)

Sept. 2016

Leisz, Steve

TIRR Foundation Workshop on Detecting Concussion (Houston)

Presenter at LSU Coaches Clinic (Baton Rouge)

Panelist at Texas Longhorns High School Football Coaches Clinic (Austin)

NFL-USA Football Convention (Orlando)

Jan. 2016

April 2016

April 2016

Jan. 2017

Liang, Kate

National Chinese Language Conference (Houston)

April 2017

Lopez, Rachel

Texas Association of Student Councils Conference (San Marcos)

Sept. 2016

Matthews, Bob

Graduate Study at Rice University

Ongoing

McCord, Kendall

CASE/NAIS Conference (New York)

Comprehensive Fund Development Certification (Rice University)

Jan. 2016

May 2016

Milani, Pejman

Bart Weiss Workshop (Houston)

South by Southwest Conference (Austin)

Jan. 2016

March 2016

Mitchell, Mark

Learning and the Brain Conference (Boston)

AP Institute: AP English Literature and Composition for Experienced Teachers (Houston)

Nov. 2016

August 2017

Moake, Meghan

NAIS Leadership Conference (Washington, DC)

Aug. 2016

Papakonstantinou, Joanna

“Engineer Your Career,” Panel and Networking Event (Rice University)

Rice University Oshmann Engineering Design Kitchen (OEDK) Discussions

Feb. 2016

Monthly

Pham, Nguyet

Independent School Management Institute on Faculty (Wilmington, DE)

ISM’s Workshop on Diversity and Inclusion (Austin)

July 2016

Jan. 2017

Philbrick, Kate

Society for Photographic Education Conference (Las Vegas)

Study Grant Recipient: Exploration of Alternative Process Photography (Marfa)

Society for Photographic Education Conference (Hunt)

March 2016

July 2016

Oct. 2016

Raggett, Mark

Graduate Study at Fuller Theological Seminary

Biologos Conference (Houston)

Ongoing

March 2017

Randolph, Kim

National Fast Pitch Coaches Association Conference (Louisville)

Jan. 2017

Ray, Katheryn

Advisory Board Member of Neuhaus Education Center

Advisory Board Member of Vanderbilt University Divinity School

Advisory Board Member of Vanderbilt University Alumni

Rodriguez, Claudia

School Dude University Conference (Myrtle Beach)

March 2016

Russe, Erin

Evolution Course, American Museum of Natural History (online)

International Society for Technology in Education Conference (San Antonio)

Oct. 2016

June 2017

Rutledge, Beverly

AP Institute: AP Chemistry (Tyler)

July 2016

Saunders, Ashley

Gilder Lehrman Institute: “America in the Age of Discovery” (Los Angeles)

July 2017

Schwarz, Zach

Gilder Lehrman Institute: “The Global Cold War” (San Diego)

NAIS Annual Conference (Baltimore)

July 2016

Mar. 2017

Slepitza, Cade

Nike Championship Basketball Clinic (Las Vegas)

Biologos Conference (Houston)

Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Clinic (San Antonio)

April 2016

March 2017

May 2017

Smith, Ned

National Association of Episcopal Schools Conference (New York)

Jan. 2016

Smith, Travis

AP U.S. History Mentoring Program (Online)

Monthly

Sonnier, Jaime

Study Grant Recipient: Exploration of Alternative Process Photography (Marfa)

July 2016

Succi, Jennifer

International Society for Teaching in Education Workshop (Denver)

Adobe Academy by Texas Computer Education Association (Austin)

June 2016

June 2017

Summa, Wade

AP Institute: Calculus AB for Experienced Teachers (Houston)

July 2016

Tsai, Emma

AP Institute: English Literature for New Teachers (Houston)

Effectively Dealing with Disruptive Students Workshop (Houston)

Reaching Underperforming Students Workshop (Houston)

July 2016

Feb. 2017

Mar. 2017

Vega, Frank

Dance Teacher Summit (Long Beach)

August 2016

Ward, Tena

Degree Program at Houston Community College

Ongoing

Warren, Bill

Effectively Dealing with Disruptive Students Workshop (Houston)

Strategies for Differentiating Instructions in World Languages Workshop (Houston)

Feb. 2016

April 2016

Weinstein, Chris

Effectively Dealing with Disruptive Students Workshop (Houston)

Strategies for Differentiating Instructions in World Languages Workshop (Houston)

Languages and Intercultural Communication Workshop for L2 Teachers (Houston)

Texas Association of Student Councils Conference (San Marcos)

Bureau of Education and Research: “Growth Mindset” (Houston)

Learning and the Brain: “The Power of Mindsets” (Boston)

Feb. 2016

April 2016

August 2016

Sept. 2016

Sept. 2016

July 2017

Willcutts, Sharon

National Art Education Association Convention (New York)

Mar. 2017